VALPARAISO | County officials are looking for people committed to recycling and composting to help inspire others to do the same through a new program.
The collapse of the trash-to-ethanol plan earlier this year killed any political will for a consolidated garbage disposal contract in Lake County, a top waste official says.
If it's hard to teach old dogs new tricks, teaching old gardeners might be tricky.
VALPARAISO | The city's Public Works Department would like a word with those residents planning on putting their grass clippings in with the trash: Don't.
VALPARAISO | The city has launched a "Think Before You Throw" campaign to encourage more recycling.
With vastly differing budgets, the Lake County Solid Waste Management District and the Porter County Recycling and Waste Reduction District are worlds apart in what they can offer people who recycle.
VALPARAISO | The city's Utilities Board tabled a proposal Tuesday to hire consultants Black & Veatch to do a feasibility study and project design for a facility to compost treated sewage sludge.
Commode, can, the Oval Office, and the Super Bowl. Throne, pot, loo, John. The royal flush.
Down the back stairs of the clubhouse kitchen, on a plot lost among the expanse of tightly trimmed fairways and greens, weeks-old food is buried under a tarp and mulch and left to decompose.
Creating compost -- that amalgam of less-than-pleasant items such as dead leaves and flowers, vegetable and fruit scraps and even manure, which is then aged until it decomposes, creating a wonderfully rich organic material to feed our gardens -- dates back to Roman times.
CROWN POINT | Composting, layering grass clippings, fruit and vegetable scraps, twigs, leaves, adding moisture with circulating air, creates soil in a short time to return to the garden.
I worked for a while in the produce department, and as we tried to keep our products fresh, there was no recourse but to consign some overripe fruits and vegetables to the garbage bin.
CHESTERTON | Street Commissioner John Schnadenberg revisited concerns over Porter County compost capacity Monday night during the Town Council meeting.
With all that is being written about the garbage-to-ethanol plant and the Lake County Solid Waste Management District, there is a need to review where it began and where we are now.
VALPARAISO | The city's sewer utility could be one step away from selling its treated sewage instead of having to pay for its removal.
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